Monday, July 31, 2017
Charles Elmer Hires (August 19, 1851 – July 31, 1937) was an early promoter of commercially prepared root beer. He was a Quaker pharmacist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, who formulated the eponymous Hires Root Beer beverage.
At age 12 he worked as a drugstore boy. When he was 16 he moved to Philadelphia and worked in a pharmacy. He saved until he had nearly $400, when he started his own drugstore. Read more here...then go have a Root Beer Float, made of course with vanilla ice cream AND... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Elmer_Hires
CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO SEE A 1947 AD FOR HIRES ROOT BEER.
Sunday, July 30, 2017
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Our July Three-Day Weekend - 7/28/17 - We are still a little behind on our blogging but we are getting real close to being caught up. We will be soon!
The second weekend in July was a three-day weekend for us as we took a vacation day on Friday. We just had our first two 90 degree days of July (we had 90 degree days in June) but the weather got cool on Friday and it would be a comfortable weekend for saling. There were two sales of interest to us and we were ready to go...and so, we did! Read more and see 30 plus photos here http://ouradventuresamongsttheducks.blogspot.com/2017/07/our-july-three-day-weekend.html
Who died this date in 1983....we loved him as the bishop in THE BISHOP'S WIFE--as the explosives expert in THE GUNS OF NAVARONE with Gregory Peck...in THE PINK PANTHER and more...
Read about Niven and see additional vintage postcards from our friends at European Filmstar postcards: http://bit.ly/2tLyOst
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Friday, July 28, 2017
Croton resident Rob Armanini of Feed The Birds reports that around 8-10 eagles are in the Croton area, and he says that number is likely to improve: “Sort of like wandering teenagers, eagles roam widely but tend to return to their natal territory. This is why NY State had a decades-long effort to bring baby eagles from Alaska and raise them on artificial platforms. As those eagles mature, they come home to what they regard as their birthplace in New York.”
Croton Mayor Schmidt noted that bringing the bald eagle back from the brink of extinction in New York has been a result of many people working for many years, beginning with federal legislation to ban DDT back in 1972 and...read more here http://tiny.cc/hykqmy
SEE MORE EAGLE NEWS HERE, INCLUDING PHOTOS FROM RECENT EAGLEFESTS AND MUCH MORE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/07/nysdec-reports-eagles-in-ny-state-are.html
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After 39 years--more or less--and baking thousands of apple turnovers, strudels and more--Mike's German Deli a.k.a. Croton Delicatssen & Pastry is closing. While Mike and Annelie Bischoff have many fond memories of the village, they are looking forward to spending their retirement with friends, family and traveling. You can read their letter to the community in this week's Gazette.
In honor of the Bischoffs, a stroll down memory lane:
--From the 1980's, when they first opened http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2016/01/mid-1980s-from-germany-to-croton-deli.html
--Mike's "German" gingerbread houses at Christmas http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/12/looking-for-hand-crafted-gingerbread.html
LEONARD LANDY, "OUR GANG" ACTOR, DIES AT 84
Leonard Landy, best known for his work as one of the Little Rascals on “Our Gang,” died Wednesday. He was 84. Often recognized for his freckled face and big ears, Landy appeared in 21 “Our Gang” comedy shorts, debuting in “Feed ‘Em and Weep” in 1938 and culminating with “Fightin’ Fools” in 1941. READ MORE HERE http://variety.com/2017/tv/obituaries-people-news/leonard-landy-died-dead-our-gang-little-rascals-1202508793/
AND HERE'S YOUR EDITOR'S "LITTLE RASCALS" FLICKR SET https://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/albums/72157663832637236
REMEMBERING GEORGE "SPANKY" MCFARLAND http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/06/remembering-george-spanky-mcfarland-of.html
OUR GANG SURVIVING MEMBERS DICKIE MOORE AND JEAN DARLING http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/09/our-gang-surviving-members-dickie-moore.html
Thursday, July 27, 2017
YOU MAY ALSO HAVE AN INTEREST IN:
--EUROPEAN FILMSTAR POSTCARDS, CYD CHARISSE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/02/imported-from-usa-cyd-charisse.html
--CROONERS: YOUR EDITOR'S FLICKR ALBUM http://bit.ly/2rdPG9L
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
MORE NEWS FROM CROTON LANDING IN AUGUST OF 1891, courtesy of an Everything Croton elve. Click on the images below.
Additional news from August 1891 here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/12/news-from-croton-landing-august-1891.html
Monday, July 24, 2017
Yes, the Ospreys are back at the parking lot cell tower---another year, another occupied nest! Click on the photo. SEE MORE FROM 2015 HERE:
MORE 2015 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/08/83015-update-on-osprey-nest-in-croton.html
SEE MORE OF BOB PEAK'S ART HERE https://www.flickr.com/photos/x-ray_delta_one/albums/72157633489735528
READ MORE ABOUT PEAK HERE https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Peak
YOU MAY ALSO ENJOY:
--THE ART OF SYD MEAD http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/06/the-art-of-syd-mead.html
--AND IF YOU ENJOY THE ESTATE SALE HUNT, check out ROB & MONICA'S quest for all things mid-century modern at their blog OURADVENTURESAMONGSTTHEDUCKS.BLOGSPOT.COM
Sunday, July 23, 2017
Courtesy of the outstanding archIves maintained by the volunteers of THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY....A Look Back at January 1960 in Croton...click on the mages below and enjoy...
Saturday, July 22, 2017
CONGRATULATIONS TO CROTON ROTARY CLUB SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS Sophie Bauder, Bart Considine, Emily Morrison and Parker Pepper Jones. See more here http://bit.ly/2uM5rJR
Friday, July 21, 2017
MORE DISCOVERIES VINTAGE THEATRE MAGAZINE---the 1914 obituary for Lillian Nordica (for newer residents, Nordica Drive here in the village bears her name); followed by a 1911 Columbia ad featuring Nordica, among others....Click on the images below and enjoy.
You may also have an interest in http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/06/was-crotons-lillian-nordica-masked.html
CROTON EAGLE SCOUT USES HIS EARS TO CREATE GARDEN MADE FOR BIRDS...LOHUD
CROTON-ON-HUDSON - A summer day finds Daniel Parker spotting seemingly every bird around — by their songs. “That’s a cardinal,” said Parker, 18, who was born blind. On cue, the red bird serenades again. “That one," he added, "right there."
Parker, of Croton-on-Hudson, stands in Croton Point Park near the Hudson River by his Eagle Scout project: A garden that’s something of a bird magnet. The recent Croton-Harmon High School graduate, who recognizes perhaps hundreds of migratory and nesting birds’ sounds, surveyed the birds in an area of the park last year and researched which native plants would draw them for rest, food and to breed. READ MORE HERE http://www.lohud.com/story/news/2017/07/20/croton-eagle-scout-uses-his-ears-build-garden-made-birds/443632001/
YOU MAY ALSO HAVE AN INTEREST IN:
--THE TOP 2016 SCOUT ARTICLES AT EVERYTHING CROTON http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2016/12/top-three-2016-boy-scout-and-cub-scout.html
Thursday, July 20, 2017
One of the Everything Croton elves reminded us that we almost missed this--REMEMBERING JAMES GARNER, who died July 19th in 2014....(CNN) -- James Garner, the understated, wisecracking
everyman actor who enjoyed multigenerational success on both the small
and big screens, has died. He was 86. You can read more here http://cnn.it/1kJNYD7
While many will remember him principally from The Rockford Files (click on the 1975 vintage TV Guide) he will always be The Scrounger in The Great Escape for us--see http://bit.ly/1z5rioO--and the gangster King Marchand in Victor/Victoria
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
And for those who want to know more about Floyd Dell, Croton's own Robert Scott has written the definitive article here: http://bit.ly/2teshGr
YOU MAY ALSO ENJOY THESE ADDITIONAL LINKS:
--FOR MORE ABOUT THE CROTON COMMUNITY NURSERY SCHOOL (ESTABLISHED IN 1945) VISIT http://crotoncommunity.org/
--A LOOK BACK @ CROTON'S LEE HAYS http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/08/a-look-back-crotons-lee-hays.html
--CLASSIC TRAIN SONGS, The City of New Orleans, courtesy of our friend Paul Race--wonderful--scroll down the page once you get there http://www.classictrainsongs.com/city_of_new_orleans.htm
--PETE SEEGER http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/01/pete-seeger-dies-at-age-94-usa-todayand.html
--BEN BOTKIN, 1960, AUTHORS CIVIL WAR BOOK http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2016/02/book-on-civil-war-written-by-ben-botkin.html
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
THANK YOU FROM THE CROTON ARBORETUM: THEIR 2017 GARDEN TOUR RAISED $4,500 IN MUCH NEEDED FUNDS! Read and see much more here http://mailchi.mp/86a78919c9a3/garden-tour-raises-more-than-4500?e=bfeb5b3f93
BY SPECIAL REQUEST---BACK 2 SCHOOL, A NOSTALGIC LOOK AT SHOPPING, SCHOOLS & MORE IN CROTON 1983. Click on the images below, courtesy of the outstanding archives maintained by THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY--HERE'S THE 1983 BACK TO SCHOOL SUPPLEMENT FROM THE CROTON CORTLANDT NEWS.
YOU MAY ALSO ENJOY SELECT SCANS FROM THE FALL 2007 EDITION OF THE CROTON HISTORIAN: CROTON HARMON HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT GROUPS http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-vintage-croton-historian-chhs.html
Monday, July 17, 2017
Yes Croton Colonial Diner continues to surprise....
Always on the menu, the Broiled Stuffed Shrimp is one of their "must-trys"--and like their Stuffed Mushrooms, are generously filled with a slightly sweet and delicate crab, bread crumb, and herb stuffing that packs just enough punch with just enough char--click on the photo...Want to know more about Croton Colonial Diner? Go here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/02/we-love-croton-colonial-diner.html
BY SPECIAL REQUEST:
A LOOK BACK AT CROTON'S 4-H CLUB/EARTHKEEPERS/SILVER SNAFFLES; click on the photo from 1970--see these additional links here: From 1973 http://bit.ly/2uAAxVx
More from 1973 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/01/more-memories-of-crotons-4h-club.html
Sunday, July 16, 2017
As many of you know, The Croton Historical Society hosted a Croton postcard exhibit IN 2013. Also included in that exhibit were photos and rare memorabilia of Lenore Ulric, a successful Broadway and film star who lived in the village from 1927 until 1951. Miss Ulric, discovered by Broadway playwright and producer David Belasco, starred in such popular vehicles as "Tiger Rose", "Kiki", "The Harem" and "LuLu Belle" and was particularly noted for her portrayals of the "fem fatale" hot-tempered fiery woman. We came across this article on Ulric in our vintage magazine collection for "Kiki", 1922...click on the images below.
Here is her NY Times obituary http://nyti.ms/2tZrZV5
See and read more ULRIC here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/08/actress-lenore-ulric-croton-connection.html
and here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/06/more-actress-lenore-ulric-croton.html
SEE PHOTOS FOR THE OPENING RECEPTION OF THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY'S POSTCARD AND LENORE ULRIC EXHIBIT IN 2013 AT THIS LINK http://bit.ly/2t5sz2d
THE POSTCARD EXHIBIT IS ALSO AVAILABLE ON CD FROM THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/08/now-available-from-croton-historical.html
Saturday, July 15, 2017
For those who don't know, actress Fay Bainter lived here in the village during the 1930’s. She was recently featured in an exhibit by THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY. We love coming across Bainter's early stage work in our vintage magazine collection; here she is in a 1918 production of The Kiss Burglar---Bainter was apparently the only shining light in the production. Click on the images below.
You may also have an interest in:
--1919 MORE FAY BAINTER IN "EAST IS WEST" http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/06/more-actress-fay-bainter-croton.html
--ACTRESS LENORE ULRIC, THE CROTON CONNECTION http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/08/actress-lenore-ulric-croton-connection.html